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Kremlin accuses U.S. of anti-Russia fear mongering after State Department travel warning – LA Times

Moscow says the U.S. is fueling “anti-Russia hysteria and enhancing Americans’ fear of Russia” after the State Department issues a warning to U.S. travelers to reconsider visits to Russia. Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Friday accused the U.S. State Department of cultivating “blind fear of Russia among Americans” after the department issued a …

US warns on sanctions over Venezuela’s move on constitution

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Trump administration is warning that it might impose more sanctions on Venezuelan officials over President Nicolas Maduro’s push to rewrite the constitution amid an escalating political crisis with near-daily demonstrations calling for his ouster. A U.S. State Department official expressed “deep concerns” Tuesday about the …

Venezuela court says it can take over Congress’ powers

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s Supreme Court ruled it can take over the responsibilities of congress in what opponents of socialist President Nicolas Maduro as well as foreign governments denounced as the latest step toward installing a dictatorship in this South American nation. In a decision late Wednesday, the magistrates …

Trump adopting same behavior he criticized Clinton for

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump spent the past two years attacking rival Hillary Clinton as crooked, corrupt, and weak. But some of those attacks seem to have already slipped into the history books. From installing Wall Street executives in his Cabinet to avoiding news conferences, the president-elect is adopting some …

Fake US embassy in Ghana shut down after ‘about a decade’

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — A fake U.S. embassy that operated for “about a decade” in Ghana’s capital issuing counterfeit and fraudulently obtained visas has been shut down, the U.S. State Department announced. The scam was orchestrated by “Ghanaian and Turkish organized crime rings” and a Ghanaian attorney, a statement said. …

State Dept. warns of ‘heightened risk’ of attacks in Europe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is advising U.S. citizens traveling in Europe to be aware of a “heightened risk of terrorist attacks” during the holiday season. The advisory issued Monday says “credible information” indicates that Islamic State and al-Qaida militants continue to plan attacks in Europe around the holiday …